2018 Quota Uptake - Landings

The European Community fishing quotas are determined at the December meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Brussels.  These quotas are published in an annual Total Allowable Catch Regulation; this legislation fixes the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, to Union vessels, in certain non-Union waters.  This year's regulation is Council Regulation (EU) No 127/2018.

The Species stock areas may be denoted by a single ICES area e.g. Cod in ICES area VIIa (the Irish Sea), or may be a combination of ICES areas. When a national quota catch limit for a stock area has been reached, landings of that species by vessels belonging to that nation are no longer permitted.

A map showing the ICES areas in the North East Atlantic may be downloaded here.

The following table shows the percentage uptake by Irish fishing vessels of the national quota by species stock area. Note: Not all stock areas are included below, the absence of a species/area combination does not imply that it is not under quota.

 

2018 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake 

see ref * at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code ***2018 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE All areas ALB/AN05N 2,845 0 0% 22-May-18
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 55 0 0% 22-May-18
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 47,451 48,209 102% 22-May-18
BOARFISH VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 14,084 6,711 48% 22-May-18
COD VIIa COD/07A. 459 43 9% 22-May-18
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 757 238 31% 22-May-18
Forkbeard Greater V, VI, VII GFB/567- 247 2 1% 22-May-18
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,388 263 19% 22-May-18
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 760 207 27% 22-May-18
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 416 167 40% 22-May-18
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,536 622 40% 22-May-18
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3,441 1,422 41% 22-May-18
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,482 2 0% 22-May-18
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 8,751 226 3% 22-May-18
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 25,625 20,751 81% 22-May-18
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 935 200 21% 22-May-18
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 69,141 41,794 60% 22-May-18
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 1,988 808 41% 22-May-18
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 704 167 24% 22-May-18
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,611 1,313 50% 22-May-18
MONK VI ANF/56-14 918 278 30% 22-May-18
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 10,729 2,305 21% 22-May-18
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 164 0.98 1% 22-May-18
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,255 93.08 7% 22-May-18
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 1.66 1% 22-May-18
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 1.71 3% 22-May-18
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 79 16.60 21% 22-May-18
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 56 9.83 18% 22-May-18
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 223 24% 22-May-18
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 19 34% 22-May-18
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 428 190 44% 22-May-18
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,491 180 12% 22-May-18
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,266 334 26% 22-May-18
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 17 5.15 30% 22-May-18
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 2.23 5% 22-May-18
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 4.24 12% 22-May-18
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 27 8.30 30% 22-May-18
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 171 18.86 11% 22-May-18
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 46 13.01 28% 22-May-18
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 64 8.84 14% 22-May-18
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 6,176 1,125.75 18% 22-May-18
*From May 21 2014, quota uptake weights will reflect declared figures only, changes to quota (TAC) are supplied by DAFM and will be updated monthly. All figures are subject to change, for critical applications please contact the SFPA directly.
** For more specific area definitions please consult relevant EU regulations (e.g. EU regulation 127/2018) 
***2018 Quota (TAC); last updated 26th March 2018
 

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